Johnny Humphries

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Johnny Humphries
Born: (1915-06-23)June 23, 1915
Clifton Forge, Virginia
Died: June 24, 1965(1965-06-24) (aged 50)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 1938, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 52–63
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 317

John William Humphries (June 23, 1915 – June 24, 1965) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1938 to 1946. Born in Clifton Forge, Virginia, he played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies.[1] When Humphries joined the Indians in 1938, he was thought to have the best fastball in the American League.[2] He died in 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


  1. ^ "Johnny Humphries Stats". Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 251.

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